During his three-day visit to the capital city, President Dr. Lobsang Sangay met with many high-level United States’ administration officials. On the first day, he met with Samuel Brownback, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom (IRF).

The IRF’s mission is to promote religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy. Ambassador Brownback is one of the most effective and passionate voices calling for an immediate stop to religious persecution around the world.

President Dr Sangay and Ambassador Brownback discussed many issues pertaining to lack of religious freedom in Tibet. The Ambassador has met with representatives of the Office of Tibet multiple times since assuming the Ambassador role in February 2018 and is committed to protecting the rights of Tibetan Buddhists to practice their faith freely.